Officers on anti-poaching patrols located four 4×4 vehicles reportedly traveling in a convoy near Pateley Bridge at about 6pm on Sunday 10 January 2021. None of the occupants could provide a reasonable excuse for their presence, and all were issued with fixed penalty notices for breaching COVID-19 regulations. In a separate incident the previous day, […]
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Sometime between 4pm on Friday 8 January and 4.30pm on Saturday 9 January 2021 a total of 18 sheep were attacked and killed, and more injured – most likely by a loose or out of control dog (or dogs). The sheep were in a field between Warlaby and Ainderby Steeple, which has a public footpath […]
At about 2.30am yesterday, Wednesday 16 December 2020, a farmer in the Craven district, near Gargrave, received an alert that his quad bike was being moved. He called North Yorkshire Police on 999, and officers made towards the remote location immediately. When they arrived, the suspects had fled over fields into the darkness. However, they […]
Dozens of officers and PCSOs deployed for widespread patrols in the northern and central parts of the county last night, as part of Operation Checkpoint – a major clampdown on rural crime. The operation kept the pressure up on suspected poachers, with several being stopped, checked, and warned about their behaviour. North Yorkshire Police’s Rural […]
The quad bike will be returned to its rightful owners, and the man remains in custody, where he is also being investigated for a number of other non-residential burglaries. Police have warned that quad bike thieves entering North Yorkshire will face an “immediate and robust” response to their offending. Just after 1.50am today, Monday 30 November […]
A North Yorkshire Police officer was on routine patrol near Great Edstone, in Ryedale, just before 1am on Sunday 22 November 2020, when he spotted lamps flashing across fields. The officer then found a parked car with a man sitting inside. Nearby was another man, carrying a lamp, a dead hare, and with a lurcher […]